Principal Financial Group
3.5 of 5 177 reviews
www.principal.com Des Moines, IA 5000+ Employees

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Good place to work if you don't mind no recognition for the work you do.

QA Analyst III (Current Employee)
Des Moines, IA

ProsWork/life balance is great
Flexible work weeks
Telecommuniting
Benefits are good

ConsLow pay for level of work expected
Little to no recognition for above average work
Promotions not a all based on job requirements, but on time in company, not time in the discipline.
IT department is very unorganized and does not follow procedures.
Organizational structure is constantaly changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart looking at your job requiremets and look at the peoples experience and then consider promotions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career but advancement opportunities end quickly.

    IT Analyst Senior (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group


    Pros: Flexible work schedules for non call center employees. Flat organizational structure in IT gives everyone a voice. Benefits have been recently cut but would still… Cons: Flat organizational structure in IT limits advancement opportunities at a point just below management level. At that point, your career becomes a job. Heavy process… Advice to Senior Management: People who make extraordinary efforts to implement projects on dates arbitrarily set by management need to be rewarded beyond their base compensation. When people… More
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    False Promises

    Senior Claims Examiner (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group


    Pros: Benefits are good Flexibility is great Encourage you to volunteer in your… Cons: Salary and merits are low compared to other companies Management experience Advice to Senior Management: Consider the employees making less than 40K before putting more… More
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